• Pool attendance up; memberships down

    Jim Summers, director of the Ephrata Recreation Association provided a recap of the 2019 pool season at the Oct. 14 Ephrata Borough Council meeting. “We had a good year at the pool,” Summers said, adding that overall...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Local drivers conflicted about zipper merging

    Dear Lancaster County: You can’t handle the zipper merge. You get angry. You cut people off. You block other drivers. Sometimes you even crash. Your inability to grasp a seemingly simple traffic pattern — designed to safely...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Mountain bike park opens Saturday

    Collaborative effort between Mainspring of Ephrata and the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association opens the first bike park of its kind in Pa. Opportunities for recreation in the borough were topmost at the Ephrata Borough Council meeting...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Creek restoration, rec development proposed in Ephrata Township

    Last month, state officials joined representatives from Ephrata Township for a tour of a possible recreation site along the Cocalico Creek within the Autumn Hills development in Ephrata Township. Ephrata Township had recently acquired 16 acres along...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata student named to all-national orchestra

    Jamie Chon, an Ephrata High School senior, has been selected as a member of the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza set for Saturday

    The last Party on the Plaza for the season is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 E. Main St. in downtown Ephrata. Enjoy a festive atmosphere, live music, adult...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Gen. Blanck honored by Boy Scouts

    More than 50 years after he earned his Eagle Scout badge, Ephrata native Ronald Blanck was again honored by the Boy Scouts of America. At a ceremony held at Dewey Beach, Del. on Sept. 18, Blanck, a...

    • Posted October 16, 2019
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  • Ten Thousand Villages to relocate Ephrata store

    Ten Thousand Villages — beloved for its adherence to fair trade and ethical sourcing &tstr; recently announced that it will be relocating its Ephrata store location. “After careful consideration and assessment of the store’s overall financial viability,...

    • Posted October 9, 2019
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  • Ephrata gettin’ down to ‘Business’

    A unique collaboration is coming to downtown Ephrata. Pour Man’s Brewing Company, whose flagship location is 28 S. Reading Road is planning to install several beer taps inside The Pressed Plate, 52 E. Main St. The eatery,...

    • Posted October 9, 2019
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  • Shumaker named Interim Ephrata Police Chief

    Ephrata’s Borough Council on Monday focused on both a farewell and a welcome in the borough police department. Chief William Harvey, 63, who took the reins more than 10 years ago, has retired with his wife to...

    • Posted October 9, 2019
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